The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1955 · Page 7
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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 198S BLT-nnemLB (ARK.) COUSIEK mewl PAGE SEVEN BBS TENNIS TEAM — The three members of Blytheville High School's tennis learn shown above will take part in district tennis matches tomorrow at Arkansas State College, Jonesboro. They are (left to right Chuck Lanjston, Bobby Jones and Danny Edgmon. Edgmon and Jones will compete in the doubles tournament and Langston will represent the Chicks in the singles, Harry Carter Parr has been working with the team. (Courier News Photo) Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (based on 25 at bats) — Skowron, New York, .451; Kaline, Detroit, .438; Dlering, Baltimore, .423; Carrasquel, Chicago, .400; Power, Kansas City, .388. Runs Batted In—Skowron, New York, 18; Throneberry, Boston, 16; Nieman, Chicago, 15. Hits — Skowron, New York, 23; •Kaline, Detroit, 31; Power, Kan- las City. 19. Home Runs — Nieman, Chicago and Kaline, Detroit, 5. Pitching- — Lemon," Cleveland, 4-p, 1.000; Nixon, Boston and Turley, New York, 3-0, 1.000; Harshman. Chicago, Kellner, Kansas City and Schmitz, Washington, 2-0, 1.000. NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting 1 (based on 25 at" bats)— Repulski, St. Louis, .417; Mueller, New York .375, Haner, Philadelphia and Clemente, Pittsburgh, .361; Mays. New York, .362. Runs batted in—Thomson. Milwaukee, 20; Snider, Brooklyn, 18; Furillo, Brooklyn, 16: Hits—Furillo, Brooklyn and Re- pulski, St. Louis, 20. Home runs—Furillo, Brooklyn, «; Kluszewski, Cincinnati 5. Pitching—Erskine, Brooklyn, 3-0 3.000; Newcombe, Brooklyn, DaVis Chicago, Burdette and Conley, Milwaukee, Hearn. New York and Dickson, Philadelphia, 2-0, 1.000. Who's Worried About Stan's Bat? NEW YORK (AP) — There are at least two people who aren't worried about Stan ^he Man) Musial's slow start in the National League batting race. Those two are Eddie SUnky, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals and Musial himself. Stan, who owns a .344 lifetime batting mark with the Cards, said today he never was a good hitter in the spring with the exception of last season. He's hitting only .227 with 10 hits in 44 trips to the plate. Musical said ratrj'y weather coupled with postponements isn't, conducive to good timing at the plate but pointed out: "I'll be back in stride before this trip is over." Only 10 Games Since the season opened the Cards have played only 10 games. They've had four open dates The New York Yankees and the St. Louis Browns on Sept. 2«, 1926 played a double header in two hours and seven minutes. The racing silks of J. C. Pollard are the colors of Louisina State University. They were chosen when Pollard raced in partnership with T. I. Harkins, a graduate of L.S.D. PONY LEAGUE REGISTRATION BLANK Address and three games rained out. . Slankey, who knows all about Musical's work at the plate, commented: "I wish my only concern Was Musial's batting. I'm not worried about it. at all." Musial, talking ot his earlier bad starts, recalled he was only hitting .220 on June 15, 1947. the year he had an appendectomy, but finished the season with .312. In 1949 he just readied the .300 mark before the annual All-Star game but a late spurt gave him a .336 average— just three points short or winning another batting crown. A's Home Run Punch Not Helping Much; Chisox Bump Yanks By Kl) W1LKS The Associated 1'rew It may be those Kansas City steaks, but the Athletics are sprouting biceps and a home run punch. Trouble is, they were better off as puny singles hitlers back in Philadelphia. The A's have swatted 17 home runs so far, yet have won only 5 of 12 games. A year ago, with a mere four homers, they were 7-5. And in '53, with nine home runs, they also were 7-5. Bill skowron for an indefinite time The A's have > three-game winning streak goini now, of course, and may be set to pad it. But the 195i crew had won three straight after their 13th (nine, too. Bill Renna, Bus Zernial and Bill Wilson connected tor homers yesterday as the A's, with a dandy thiee-hit performance by sore-arm Cloyd Boyer, knocked off the Boston Red Sox «-2. That left the A's, despite their 5-7 mark, in a tie lor sixth place, with Washington, just 2> 2 games behind the White Sox in a surprisingly tight AL race. Yanki, Indiana Tie* Chicago . took .first by clubbing; the New York Yankees 13-4. The Yanks slipped to a second-place lie with Cleveland—only 21 percentage points back-r-as the Indians beat Washington 6-5 in 17. innings. Detroit, replaced Boston in fourth place by beating Baltimore 11-3. In the National, Brooklyn beat Cincinnati 7-2 last night' to stay three games up on Milwaukee. The Braves whipped the New York Giants 9-6 in a day game, Pittsburgh slipped out of trie cellar as the Redlegs fell in, beating Chicago 4-1. Boyer, a St. Louis Cardinals ca^toff and brother , of Redbird rookie Ken Boyer, was troubled only by his own wildness and Faye Throneberry's home run as he beat the sagging: Red' Sox, He wa'.ked the bases full in the fifth after Norb Znuchin's leadoff double, and Billy Goodman's sacrifice fly scored the other Boston run. The White Sox got four-hit relief work from Billy Pierce over 6 2-3 innings after Virgil Trucks' departure. Pierce won It, with Walt Dropo hammering home three runs with fourth and fifth-inning homers Sherni Lollar homered for two as the Sox routed Whites' Ford with five runs in the first. Showron Hurt The Yanks also lost hard-hitting when he pulled a leg muscle running out a triple. The young first baseman leads the AL with a .451 average. Cleveland didn't shako off Washington until Bobby Avllii lifted n sacrifice fly with the buses loaded and one out in the 17th inning. Both clubs used four hurler-s. Chuck Stobbs lost it and Art Houtteman won it. Mickey Vcrnon br.tted in four of the Nats' runs v.ilh a three-run homer off starter Early Wynn in the third and a single that tied it in the seventh. Detroit had a grand-slam from catcher Frank House, his first in the majors, and three free runs to UA Golfers Invincible at Home FAYETTEVILLE— invincible home—that's the tab goltm have acquired alter their 5-1 dedsloii over Rice Institute lust Monday at the local Country Chili. The victory was the fifth straitilil (or the Rsizorsbacks at home and their seventh in nine matches this year. Tin- Hogs have dropped only to Texas and SMU at —both on the road. The Porkers now face a major Connie Smythe 'of the Toronto Maple Loafs has managed seven Stanley Cup champions. Charles with three straight solid rlRhts to the head and seemed on the verse of putting the ex-champ down lor good. assignment in keeping that record clean In 1955. After a Saturday match with Missouri at Columbia (they've beaten the T.iger» already this year), the Porker* pUy a very strong Texas Aggie squad here next Monday. The Cadeti are regarded as co-favorite* in the race this year and perhaps will supply the acid test on Arkansas' home course. Victims of the Reaorbacks, who incidentally need a 4-2 win over the Aspi <* ^i :les to break even In SWC poinu, include TCU, Tulsa (twic$) Missouri, Nebraska, Baylor and Rice. beat the Orioles. Bill Miller walked five in a row for two Tiger runs in the fifth and Lou Kretlow gave up a single before walking three in a row fur another gift in the I eighth. Pitching was the big thing in the National League giunes. Bob Purkey gave up just four hits HIS Pittsburgh snapped a three-game Chicago winning streak. At the Polo .Grounds, big Gene Conley held the Giants to two hits for eight innings and hnd a 9-1 lead that withstood a five-run New York rally in the ninth. Five Milwaukee runs chased starter Ruben Gomez tn the second. THEATRE Ho/man Stops Charles In 'Upset Arena TKO MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — They call the Miami Beach Auditorium "Upset Arena" because so many well-known fighters are beaten there. One'of the most popular victims is Charles. Last night, an unraed, 27-year- old Negro from Chicago. John Hoi- man, launched a hunderous jftir- prise attack in the ninth round to stop Charles, a 4-1 favorite, on a technical knockout. "I've got no -excuse." Charles sMd later. "I really blew that one. He was a hard hitter and he wore me down." It was the second bitter upset for Charles hi Miami Beach, Two years ago, in the same auditorium, he was outpointed by Nino Valdes, an unknown Cuban underdog who went on from there to become the lop contender for Rocky Marcl- ano's heavyweight crown. Charles Dropped In 1st "This won't atop me," said Charles, who still lias hopes of winning a third shot at Maruiano's title. 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